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May 11-May 17, 2014

  1. NYC x Design
    NYCxDesign is New York City’s official citywide celebration of design, which spans all design disciplines and brings together commerce, culture, education, and entertainment with a full, varied program of exhibitions, openings, installations, shows, talks, and open studios.
    When: May 9-20, 2014
    Where: Various locations, NYC
    Price: Varies by event
  2. Design Taco
    Design Taco is an idea accelerator and innovation lab that’s disguised as an incredibly delicious taco shop in New York’s Lower East Side.
    When: May 12-18, 2014, 10am–10pm
    Where: 37 East 1st Street, NYC
    Price: Varies by event
  3. Process & Product at FiftyThree
    Making hardware, software, and communications work seamlessly together is a complex endeavor, requiring an application of design thinking to both product, and the processes that drive production. Product designer Ian Curry and software developer Julian Walker will give a view into FiftyThree’s design process, including innovative prototyping methods and storytelling approaches.
    When:Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 8am–9:30am
    Where: General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th floor, NYC
    Price: Free and open to the public
  4. Making the Image: Design x Fashion
    Fashion leaders depend on professional image makers to tell their stories, connect the dots creatively, and build their businesses. This panel brings together three creative directors whose images have brought global attention to the influential artists and design houses they work with. Each will present work from the past/present/future and speak to the explosive intersection of design and fashion.
    When: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 6:30pm–8:30am
    Where: Tishman Auditorium, Parsons, 66 West 12th Street, NYC
    Price: $10 AIGA members, $30 general public

  5. OPEN IxD
    OPEN IXD is the MFA Interaction Design Festival at the School of Visual Arts. It’s a collaborative celebration of the work from 14 interaction design students who present their theses in individual expression. Inside the theater, the class of 2014 presents their experience through story; outside, prototypes are in the open for play and exploration.
    When: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 10am–3pm
    Where: Visual Arts Theater, 333 West 23rd Street, NYC
    Price: Free and open to the public

  6. Why Not Smile
    Hoon Kim is the fourth speaker in AIGA/NY’s new series, Owner at Self: Adaptive and Innovative Design Practices. Kim is a New York-based graphic designer, educator, curator, and researcher. He founded Why Not Smile, a multidisciplinary design consultancy in New York in 2009, which focuses on integrated branding across various media for art, fashion, architecture, and cultural clients.
    When: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 6:30pm–8pm
    Where: Museum of Arts and Design 2 Columbus Circle, NYC
    Price: $10 AIGA, MAD members, $30 general public

  7. This One Summer
    Join Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki for a presentation on their latest collaboration, This One Summer. A book signing and cocktail reception will follow.
    When: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 6:30pm–8:30pm
    Where: Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street, NYC
    Price: $15 SI members, $10 students/seniors, $20 general public

  8. David Kelley
    As founder of IDEO and the at Stanford, David Kelley has spent his career building innovative cultures that expand the role of design in the world. By applying a groundbreaking methodology called design thinking, IDEO has worked on thousands of products, services, and organizations that have had a lasting impact, from the first Apple mouse to homes for wounded veterans to an entire school system in Peru.
    When: Friday, May 16, 2014, 8:30am–10pm
    Where: Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, NYC
    Price: Free and open to the public

  9. Designer City: How Innovative Solutions Transform Urban Life
    How has design innovated solutions to specifically address urban issues, and how will it continue to enhance life in New York? This discussion will explore the intersection of design and public service, demonstrating the social value of good design and innovative design thinking.
    When: Friday, May 16, 2014, 7pm
    Where: Museum of Arts an Design, 2 Columbus Circle, NYC
    Price: Free with museum admission

  10. Tips and Tricks for Preparing Your Calligraphy for Reproduction
    Xandra Zamora will take the mystery out of scanning and digitizing original calligraphy and lettering artwork for any kind of print method using a scanner, and Adobe Creative Suite. Learn time-saving tips from the experience of a master.
    When: Friday, May 16, 2014, 6:30pm–8pm
    Where: School of Visual Arts Annex, 214 East 21st Street, Room 701A, NYC
    Price: Free and open to the public

  11. 2014 Big Apple Redux
    Every year, the interaction design community gathers to stretch our minds, sharpen our skills and inspire each other. A day of UX presentations and conversation followed by networking and refreshments.
    When: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 11am–5pm
    Where: Bloomberg L.P., 731 Lexington Avenue, NYC
    Price: Free and open to the public

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